A local court on Tuesday remamded ex-Haryana minister Gopal Goyal Kanda in 14 days judicial custody in Geetika Sharma suicide case.
Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate D K Jangala sent Kanda to Tihar jail till September 11 after Delhi Police told the court that he was not required for further interrogation.
The court on Saturday had remanded him to three-days’ police custody.
Kanda also moved an application for a separate vehicle to go to Tihar jail saying that currently he is a member of legislative Assembly from Sirsa, Haryana and till recently, he was the minister of Home Affairs of the state and feared from being attacked in jail van.
“Till now Kanda was under police protection, but now he has been remanded to judicial custody, there is strong possibility of physical attack upon him during the transportation from Tihar jail to court,” his counsel said while moving the application.
The court allowed Kanda’s plea saying: “In the fact and circumstances, considering security and safety of the accused, his applications are allowed, because it relates to personal safety.”
Meanwhile, in a 14-year-old cheque bounce case, a Delhi court on Tuesday acquitted Kanda and his brother after they settled the case with the complainant by paying him `4.10 lakh.
Geetika, 23, was found hanging in her Ashok Vihar house in north Delhi on August 4, morning.
She earlier worked in Kanda’s now-defunct MDLR Airlines.
According to her family members, she had joined the Emirates Airways after the MDLR Airlines went defunct.